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Despite obstacles, craft beer industry growing

Can you name a new manufacturing sector in Mississippi that had an economic impact of more than $9 million last year and is expected to increase 139 percent in the next five years? The answer is the fledgling craft beer industry, which is growing in spite of a late start and legal hurdles that some think are holding brewers back. ...

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U.S. Senate bill seeks to lower craft brewery excise tax

American Craft Beer Week has gotten a congressional boost. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is one of 18 bipartisan sponsors of legislation that would reduce the excise tax on brewers that make up to 6 million barrels of beer per year to $3.50 on the first 60,000 barrels and $16 on additional barrels under two million annually. Small brewers, defined as ...

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Craft beer festival set for March

TUPELO — This city will host a craft beer festival with samples of at least 60 different beers. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the March 2 festival in comes about a year after the state enacted a law increasing the legal limit of alcohol by weight in beer. The law opened the state for more imported and domestic craft ...

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Craft beer lobby now to push for 'growler' sales

JACKSON — Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi’s beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of “growlers,” large containers of fresh draft beer to go. But upon review, it’s already allowed. And some gourmet beer outlets already have been selling the 64-ounce growlers. “It was ...

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Q&A: David Carn, Baker Donelson

David Carn is an associate in the Birmingham, Ala., office of Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Carn is experienced in licensing and general business and corporate matters regarding the alcohol industry. He also worked with craft beer breweries and beer entrepreneurs since before Alabama’s Gourmet Bill passed in 2009. His experience includes licensing and regulatory matters for alcohol manufacturers, ...

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Will governor sign or veto craft beer bill?

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft brews that have been unavailable because of current regulations. Bryant will review the measure after he gets it from the Legislature, his spokesman, Mick Bullock, said yesterday. Senate Bill 2878 ...

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Craft beer legislation passes Senate, moves to House

JACKSON — Lovers of craft beer won another victory yesterday in their efforts to ease Mississippi’s restrictions on beer brewing and consumption. Three bills with the goal of expanding beer offerings in the state and relaxing restrictions on breweries passed the state Senate. There was little debate on the Senate floor, but about a dozen senators opposed all three bills. ...

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First Craft Beer Week offers thanks, promotes culture

It wasn’t quite a victory lap, but there was plenty of celebrating last week for the first Mississippi Craft Beer Week. Gov. Haley Barbour made Craft Beer Week with a proclamation, and Raise Your Pints took it from there, using the time to hold 23 events across the state to promote the state’s fledgling craft beer culture. Raise Your Pints ...

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